Don’t let this strange holiday season get you down. Think about your next island adventure instead. Until it is safe to personally welcome you once again, let us extend our warmest season’s greetings: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Semeli Luxury Hotel Mykonos team!
Art imitates life in the case of movies filmed in Mykonos
A dapper, suave gentleman is wooing a beautiful, classy lady against the charming backdrop of Little Venice. It might as well have been happening in real life; but this scene actually comes from the cinema: The Greek Tycoon, with Antony Quinn and Jaqueline Bisset on the leading roles, that is in fact but one of the many movies filmed in Mykonos.
“It takes a lifetime for someone to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her”, Henry Miller wrote. The great American author must have been enamored with the history and culture of the place; its traditions, landscapes, sights, smells, and people. All these uniquely Greek traits; which when combined together are especially conducive to a rising global trend: Seeking health care away from home; in those select, privileged locations that amalgamate pristine environments and salubrious lifestyles, with cutting edge medical facilities, highly advanced treatments, and competitive rates. Like the island of the winds. Indeed medical tourism in Mykonos is on the rise and it is here to stay!
Whitewashed iconic beauty; gold and blue beaches; paparazzi- hunted, misbehaving celebrities; 24/7 partying; a tantalizing, all-permeating buzz and the delicious hyperbole of the good life. Mykonos is indeed heavenly in the summer. But then again so it is, no matter what the time of the year. Take Mykonos in September for instance. The standard tourist hordes are gone by now, yet the trademark electrifying vibes are still going (extra) strong. To the mix add the gorgeous weather, with plenty of sunshine but less hair wrecking Μeltemi gusts, and you will understand why it is one of the best months to visit the island of the winds. But there is even more to it. Read on for what it is like to be in Mykonos in September.
Designer clad boys and girls dancing their worries away, with a cocktail at hand, against the tangerine sunset or the stars… Mykonos is synonymous with the good life. In fact, what would it be without its (legendary) parties? Alas, this year in light of the pandemic, the infamous Mykonos nightlife has undergone a mandatory transformation. Gone are the days when the beautiful people, the A-listers, and the jet setters would cheerfully -and most importantly carefreely- mingle in hordes, on the beach, or the bar. 2020 demands social distancing-ie. more privacy and seclusion. Enter private parties in Mykonos.
Petted and cajoled by locals and world-class celebrities alike, Petros the Pelican Mykonos is as much a symbol of the island of the winds, as Little Venice or the iconic windmills. Would you like to come and meet this bright, shiny star?
It might seem like an oxymoron, but in fact, one can practice social distancing in Mykonos, provided that they choose to take the road less travelled.
At the time of writing, Mykonos, normally the Mediterranean’s party central, is uncharacteristically empty, quiet and serene. Blame it in on the pandemic. But thanks to a hefty mix of timely measures and preemptive actions all over Greece, Mykonos shall -hopefully- be soon returning to its typical buoyant self with the reopening of the hotels, the restaurants and the bars and the resuming of international flights on June 15th. This is excellent news for all Mykonos lovers out there.
Antiquity’s most important religious, trade and commercial centre, Delos, was once the world’s quintessentially cosmopolitan destination. Nowadays the baton has been passed on to neighbouring Mykonos, just a couple of nautical miles away: A sun-kissed, star-studded, little slice of heaven on earth, whose reputation for non-stop, champagne-fuelled partying is nothing short of legendary. On 24/7, Mykonos seems to operate on an especially high frequency. And its supercharged vibes are surely connected, fueled and energised by its fascinating mythological, cultural and religious legacy.
Got a bad case of coronavirus blues? Keep calm and plan your trip to the Semeli, the premier of 5-star hotels in MykonosApril 9, 2020
Ιn view of the corona crisis, the global situation is getting graver by the minute. As social distancing prevails we are all called to revise and adjust our lifestyle habits and routines. With strict travel restrictions in place, worldwide events called off and world-class attractions closed down, most of us are probably cancelling our upcoming holiday plans too. Amidst this game-changing pandemic, indeed the travel sector is among the most badly hit. Of course, the world’s tycoons are already looking to rent or buy private Greek islands to idle away their days of quarantine under the hot Medirenean sun. Alas, this is not an option for mere mortals. But no one can stop anyone from dreaming about (and for that matter planning for!) their future escapades.
The scent of home-baked cookies and sweetbreads wafting on the air. The sight of designer-clad celebrities parading through maze-like alleyways. Locals singing sad gospels as they follow the epitaph’s procession. Shiny happy visitors drinking champagne cocktails on whitewashed verandas. Mykonians celebrating Christ’s Resurrection with traditional delicacies in grand family fiestas. And for the glamorous set, lamb on the spit on the beach served by girls in bikinis.